Community Development

community development

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston promotes economic growth in lower-income communities by convening stakeholders, conducting research, and identifying approaches that work. Our current areas of focus are to: 1) strengthen the prospects of smaller cities in New England; 2) promote household financial stability; 3) increase community development lending; and 4) promote equal access to housing resources.

Features

New England City DataCity Data Profiles  
A powerful, easy-to-use tool for viewing and analyzing local & regional census data
community outlook surveyNew England Community Outlook Survey
Economic and financial conditions of lower income communities in New England
business opportunities in community development lendingBusiness Opportunities in Community Development Lending Events
Designed to bring together borrowers and lenders
image of distressed city Neighborhood Stabilization 
Assessing the community impact of neighborhood stabilization efforts

Latest Publications

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Fall 2014

• Claremont, NH, Looks to the Future
• Online Lending: Friend or Foe of Community Bankers? more
cover of New England Community Outlook SurveyNew England Community Outlook Survey
August 2014
Economic and financial conditions of lower income communities in New England and the organizations that serve them
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Spring 2014
Always with Us:
Recurring Themes in the Fight to End Poverty


News and Events

Apply by December 15, 2014
2015 Regional & Community Outreach Visiting Scholar Program

September 23, 2014
The Future of Northern New England's Smaller Post-industrial Cities
2014 Regional Convening of the New England Community Development Advisory Council

FedCommunities.org offsite
Gateway to community development resources from all 12 Federal Reserve Banks and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors

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